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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
in california that's training the next generation of students in this revolutionary technology. "if used correctly, this technology has the potential to change the game for manufacturing in the united states." the revolutionary manufacturing technology of rapid tech at the university of california-irvine is paving the way for small businesses to produce three dimensional prototypes on a budget. "for the small guy it's a little harder to get access to this technology, and that's kinda what we're here for. we want to give smaller companies access to this technology to let them be more competitive." rapid tech's printers are able to create objects - layer-by- layer - in three dimensions, and can print prototypes within a matter of hours. this saves companies time and money when correcting design flaws, and, more importantly, when going after market share. "first, when a company engages with us, we want to make sure that when they go out to get it manufactured, they have all the correct files and the correct data - all the correct tools to give to the manufacturer. it lets a little company r
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
. motorists judged the automakers based on safety, value, performance, design, technology and environmental friendliness. it was a major plus for toyota to top the list, considering its recall issues past and present. fourth-quarter earnings wrapped up with a mixed bag of results for mattel, exxon, and tyson. mattel's profits dropped 17%, hit by a litigation charge earlier in the year. sales were up in its popular barbie, hot wheels, american girl, and fisher-price brands. exxon's earnings were up 6% in the fourth quarter on strength in its refinery business. but oil and gas production at the texas plant was weaker than expected. and tyson's profits jumped 11%, helped by growth in its beef and chicken businesses. investors showed healthy interest in pfizer spin-off zoetis in its first public day of trading. after pricing at $26 thursday night, zoetis shares opened at $31.50 and closed friday at $31.01. zoetis makes vaccines and drugs for livestock and pets. its a tough pill to swallow for merck & company. the drug company beat earnings estimates, but has released a cautious 2013 profit fore
KICU
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
of the market. your stocks like 3m, united technologies, ibm, all those stocks are going to do well. but don't forget, of course, your utilities, and those fast-growing companies. one i like to talk about his fastenal. i talked about that a couple months ago. thanks for your help. that is matt shapiro, president of mws capital. the justice deparment's effort to uncover how mortgage risk was misrepresented just before the housing bubble burst is going after one of the firms that evaluates risk - standard and poors. our cover story takes a look at the government's case and where it may lead. u.s. attorney general eric holder says the case goes to the very heart of the recent financial crisis. in a civil lawsuit, he accuses standard and poor's ratings services and its parent company mcgraw hill of downplaying and disregarding the true extent of subprime mortgage risk so large investment banks could sell them to unsuspecting buyers. "s&p misled investors, including many federally-insured financial institutions, causing them to lose billions of dollars." s&p calls the lawsuit "meritless," adding,
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